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Postby Mk1 nutter » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:03 pm

Hi all
new to the minor scene but loving it
Had my moggy now for about 6 month now and love the attention it gets.
I'm a bit of a VW nut! but when I see this I just fell in love with it.
At the minute she only running 948cc but recently upgraded to a bigger carb, 4 branch manifold and kn filter and the difference wow !
Any advice on suspension, brakes, engine swap would be great !
I have a 1.8 gti lump from golf running twin 40 big valve head cam plus more and wonder if anyone has tryed fitting one before.
I was all so looking in to getting some banded steels

Any advice be great cheers
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Re: Newbie

Postby Plin » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:22 pm

:D Welcome to the forum Mk1 nutter - we have plenty of folks who can share their knowledge about modifications. Glad you are like the Minor experience, do you also still own any VWs?
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:29 pm

Hi plin
Yes mate love me VW as well have a mk1 caddy pickup project and mk3 golf estate with a few goodies on them :D
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm

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Re: Newbie

Postby plastic orange » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:01 am

Hi and welcome. There has been a lot of folk thinking about a VW engine swap, but I've not seen any - yet. Main problem is fitting a rwd gearbox, but an adaptor plate should sort that. My mate is right into caddys - won quite a few shows and this year fitted a V6, but took it out a few months later as it made the car unbalanced to drive. He's now re-fitted his 16v and fitted throttle bodies. He's spent a fortune on it, but it is super tidy. Glad you're enjoying your minor - plenty things you can do with them too.

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Re: Newbie

Postby MM » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:49 pm

Welcome to the MMO! :) I saw that car of yours (or one very similar) on E-bay recently; it certainly has a unique look.

I'm intrigued by the "4 branch manifold" bit, on a 948cc (presumably) A-series engine... :?
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi plastic I love the Vdubs and I years ago had vr6 in a mk1 golf went well but think 2.0 abf in caddy better suited
Years back I use to have a Volkswagen yard and specialist in the earlier Vdubs mk1 mk2 mk3 doing plenty of engine conversions. Still have some stock left overs in shed so if your pal needs anything give us a shout.
As for the moggy I was thinking 8v engine with 40s etc... Still keeping it old skool just need to see if can get a box and plate make it fit :lol: :D
I know I will need brakes supension all upgrading so any ideas let us know cheers.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:55 pm

Hi mm yes A series engine.
But what I did was use a 4 branch off a mini and modified it .as can pick up cheap of eBay . Cutting and welding with a side exit on car with pan filter.
Car came alive and does the job for know as have bigger plans .
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Re: Newbie

Postby MM » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:29 pm

It can't be a 4-branch, as standard A-series engines only have 3 exhaust ports in the head! Unless you have an Arden or similar 8-port head fitted?

I presume you mean a long centre branch (LCB) manifold from a Mini?
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:55 pm

:spam2: I am lol
yes your right it is a 3 branch into 2
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Re: Newbie

Postby morrisfixer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:25 pm

Hi there's a guy fitting a VW 1.9 diesel into his Morris on the facebook forum, he's got a alloy bell house from RWD Motorsport which will mate upto a type 9 gearbox. So I'm sure it'll fit the 1.8 engine. You could always make up an adapter plate and fit a Mazda gearbox

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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:18 am

Cheers Steve
That was great ! Rwd Motorsport
I like the idea of Mazda box as well some people say mx 5 or rx8 :D
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Re: Newbie

Postby Paul WAP347 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:37 pm

Welcome a vw 1.8 should be great in a moggy my brother is just doing a redtop a local lad had some moggy rims banded I think he has 2 spare or if you're anywhere nr the Midlands I could probably find out who did them for him
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mk1 nutter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:34 pm

Hi Paul yeah that sounds good let us know what he wants for the 2 rims cheers
Red top should go well that's for sure what's he doing about brake supension etc...
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Re: Newbie

Postby Paul WAP347 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:27 am

I will ask about the wheels for you My brother has a mk1 escort mexico axle jlh shock kit on the rear & a ford brake conversation with adjustable spax there's a few pictures on my build thread in long term projects I've had a few vw golfs etc I sold my 1.8 t 240 bhp to fund my moggy build :D
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